Metso to retrofit hydro plant’s control systems

Metso is to carry out a complete control system retrofit of the Felsenau/Engehalde hydropower plan t in Bern, Switzerland.

The new automation at the plant (pictured) – operated by Energie Wasser Bern – will replace the existing control system that has reached the end of its life cycle.

Metso said delivery of the system is scheduled for April 2014 with startup planned for the following month or June.

Metso’s DNA technology will be used for the controls relating to turbine, sluice gate, and excitation, as well as vibration monitoring and systems for a power plant/river training simulator.

Metso will also supply an excitation system, synchronization equipment, generator and transformer protection.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...